October 14, 2021 8:12 am at 8:12 am #2015859Shalom-al-IsraelParticipant
Research: The ultra-Orthodox are happier than the secular by a considerable margin. (MAKO, Cheshvan, 5782 – Oct, 2021)
A new study has found that compared to seculars, the ultra-Orthodox are happier. The study joins a series of studies in Israel and around the world that repeatedly demonstrate that there is a positive impact of a religious life on the overall experience of happiness in life.October 14, 2021 11:46 am at 11:46 am #2015941GadolhadorahParticipant
Not surprising. Same outcome in similar comparative studies for other religious groups. One recent study showed Evangelical Christians were generally “happier”, “less stressed” etc. than their non-evangelical Christian brethren with common theme that they left all their issues in the hands of “G-d” who would ultimately resolve their issues.October 14, 2021 11:46 am at 11:46 am #2015944akupermaParticipant
Hiddush?????October 14, 2021 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #2015999LostsparkParticipant
So women not learning Gemara makes people happier?October 14, 2021 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #2016002ShtarkButRelatableParticipant
PashutOctober 14, 2021 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #2016009Shalom-al-IsraelParticipant
Akupetma, for us it’s no chidush, but still, it is – kiddush Hashem.October 14, 2021 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #2016138frumnotyeshivishParticipant
I want to read this study. Can’t find it on Google. Care to share the name of study and author? TiaOctober 17, 2021 9:30 am at 9:30 am #2016818hujuParticipant
What does this survey report have to do with the obligations to follow Hashem’s commandments?October 17, 2021 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #2016832ujmParticipant
huju: What does your comment have to do with the obligations to follow Hashem’s commandments?October 17, 2021 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm #2016845tzfatishaParticipant
the question surely is what is it about being ‘religious’ makes one happier?
Is it the community support and feeling of belonging or is it feeling a connection to the Divine or something else?
and what do we mean by ‘happier’ anyway?
are we just falling into the ‘American Dream’ of ‘pursuing happiness’ rather than connecting to what’s really important in life?October 17, 2021 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #2016846tzfatishaParticipant
surely the question is what is it about being ‘religious’ that makes us ‘happier’
is it all the community support and feeling of belonging or is it a feeling of connection with the Divine, or something else?
and what do we mean by ‘happier’ anyway…?
aren’t we in danger of just following the American Dream of the ‘pursuit of happiness’ rather than connecting to what’s really important in life?October 17, 2021 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #2017131tunaisafishParticipant
bemes what does it mean people are happy. i remember seing a teshuvah of someone asking how reshoim can be happy and he was saying how a lot of reshoim say they are happy and alot of the time they are covering up internal emotion. if someone says there happy dosent mena notingOctober 17, 2021 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #2017183DovidBTParticipant
As I’ve progressed along my BT path, I’ve noticed that secular people spend a lot of time whining about things that aren’t important.October 18, 2021 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #2018027hujuParticipant
To ujm: To answer your question, nothing. So what.October 18, 2021 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #2018111frumnotyeshivishParticipant
If no one can provide the research and methodology then this is #fakenews and a waste of time.
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